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Dating Vintage Stetsons by size tag

M Hatman

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Have you ever seen a jobbers tag with the cm designation? Not that it matters but I'm wondering if the tag is silver (maybe metalflake) instead of plain white.
Jack, We are talking this one.....
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moehawk

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I am leaning towards an alternate theory that, for reasons unknown, the American factory was unable to fill that store's (and maybe others) order so they had the Canadian factory make the hats. If that is a Canadian tag, of course.
Just a theory, though.
 

J Williams

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I am leaning towards an alternate theory that, for reasons unknown, the American factory was unable to fill that store's (and maybe others) order so they had the Canadian factory make the hats. If that is a Canadian tag, of course.
Just a theory, though.

The top two are from two of my Canadian Stetsons, top is early 50's made in the brockville factory middle is late 50's early 60's which I THINK was made in the Brockville factory and the last one is from the bay and what I believe is a Canadian size tag from a Stetson made by Biltmore.

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Rmccamey

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Or perhaps a re-seller/thrift store situation where the original tag was missing? Canadian seems like the most obvious solution but, as you say, when it is in-hand it may make things a lot clearer. Waiting patiently....................

I wondered about that too. For some reason it reminded me of the glued on tabs used to hold liners in place after re-blocking. I don’t know why the owner would need to have a size tag in his own hat; presumably he already knows the size, but it just has that look to me. Got to love a mystery.


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M Hatman

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Or perhaps a re-seller/thrift store situation where the original tag was missing? Canadian seems like the most obvious solution but, as you say, when it is in-hand it may make things a lot clearer. Waiting patiently....................
Yes.....I am TRYING to be patient.....It looks like it will be in hand Monday. At least that is what USPS says..now anyway.......:rolleyes:
 

JessieJames

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That size tag looks to be foil. It could be a Canadian made Stetson where the regular dating guides don’t apply. Can you see any indication of where it was made? Can you take a peak under the Sweatband?
I only thought of that later :\ the shop was closing it's not my size anyway but if it's worth something, I could sell it on the bay so that I can actually get a hat in my size.
 
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Mark Chmielewski

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Hello everyone. Along similar lines, I have been looking at this one, I know made in Norway, but I was hoping someone could help me confirm it is 1940's somehow.
 

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Just Daniel

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I don’t think Stetson licensed production to Norway during WWII and probably not until after the 40s. The generally accepted dates for licensing outside the US (other than Canada) is 50s at the earliest.

The plastic on the liner is also no older than the 50s.



Hello everyone. Along similar lines, I have been looking at this one, I know made in Norway, but I was hoping someone could help me confirm it is 1940's somehow.
 
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